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listless

[list-lis] /ˈlɪst lɪs/
adjective
1.
having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent:
a listless mood; a listless handshake.
Origin of listless
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, listless is from the late Middle English word lystles. See list4, -less
Related forms
listlessly, adverb
listlessness, noun
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listless

/ˈlɪstlɪs/
adjective
1.
disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy
Derived Forms
listlessly, adverb
listlessness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from list desire + -less
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Contemporary definitions for listlessness
adjective

having no inclination or spirit; characterized by unwillingingness to exert

Word Origin

Middle English list 'desire' + less

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listless

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle English liste "pleasure, joy, delight" (see list (v.4)) + -less. Related: Listlessly; listlessness.

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